Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Getting Organized

Feeling like my life is a bit chaotic, I thought I'd help reel myself in by focusing on some key things and by doing this, other things could fall into place. By creating this chart, my hubby will know what's on the menu and if so inspired to actually make the meals, I put the initials of the book and the pg of the recipe. (Fingers crossed on that one). :). I also have some bare minimum goals regarding exercises, chores, water, getting my apple cider vinegar in daily...(so good for you!).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

False start

Just in case you didn't know...this is not the way to lose weight. Just in case you were wondering, that's one snickers bar and 20 mini snickers and Reese's mini cups. This is hugely shameful but I hoping this embarrassment will help me to never repeat. After looking up the caloric info with my disappointed hubby :/ I took in ~1100 calories! And ~100 grams of sugar! There are no words....

Breakfast smoothie

Pretty darn tasty

No better time to start...

...than now!!! After that shock this morning, I decided to throw my lunch together instead of just 'winging' it for the day.

Oh snap!

Here we go again. I had the rudest awakening this AM and just taught myself why it's important to FRIGGIN keep track of what I eat! I can be as active as I want but the truth is, I justify my...over justify bad eating 'since I work out'. Time to get it together M!! I think I need to give myself a personal challenge to get back on track. Will post a challenge soon!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sweetness concept

I recently ran across this statement but it took a few days for it to sink in... and subsequently blow my mind.

They said,(paraphrasing here) instead of giving into my cravings for sweets, I'm going to focus on the sweetness factors in my life. May that satiate my appetite.

Umm, wow! Talk about a mind body connection. If thinking of a different kind of sweet is able to stop my 12 o'clock cookie craving in its tracks, or the times where I graze office candy dishes, or when I feel a gorge session coming on, then I'm willing to try it.

Let's see how I hold up against the call.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Smoothie Smoothie Smoothies!

As of late, I've been enthralled in Smoothie Land. At first, I used it as a quick way to get my veggies in but now I'm allowing myself to play around with some of the lighter more sweet recipes but still nutritious.

First up: Sweet potato smoothie!!!

1 sweet potato with skin (chopped in 4)
1 TBS of vanilla flavored protein powder
2-3 TBS of plain yogurt (could do vanilla)
1-2 TBS of almond flour or peanut flour
1c almond milk
Maybe 1-2 TBS of Honey, brown sugar or maple syrup for sweetness depending on your preference
Chill in fridge and serve
Bon A petit! :)

Big thank you to my sister-in law Adrienne for being willing to be my taste tester!!! I can always count on her to be down for anything! :)

I wish I caught a pic of her giving her approving thumbs up. But here's a pic of the last of my concoction.